Civil War as a Theological Crisis

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2006 - Religion - 216 pages
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Viewing the Civil War as a major turning point in American religious thought, Mark A. Noll examines writings about slavery and race from Americans both white and black, northern and southern, and includes commentary from Protestants and Catholics in Europ
  

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Review: The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

User Review  - Dane Sørensen - Goodreads

This book turned out to be much greater, more thorough, and more eye-opening than I ever could have imagined... but also not nearly as good as I was hoping. The text originated as a series of essays ... Read full review

Review: The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

User Review  - Jay Perkins - Goodreads

Noll argues that disagreement over Christian theology played a big role in causing the Civil War. North and South split long before 1861 over whether slavery was Biblical. Why and how such ... Read full review

Contents

2 Historical Contexts
17
3 The Crisis over the Bible
31
4 The negro question lies far deeper than the slavery question
51
5 The Crisis over Providence
75
6 Opinions of Protestants Abroad
95
7 Catholic Viewpoints
125
8 Retrospect and Prospect
157
Notes
163
Index
193
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About the author (2006)

Mark A. Noll is McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is author or editor of 35 books, including the award-winning America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln.

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